AFROTUNES: BEST OF JUJU VOL II by OJO BALINGO

SKU109890
ArtistOJO BALINGO
TitleAFROTUNES: BEST OF JUJU VOL II
LabelBBE
Catalog #BBE 494ALP
Genre
ReleaseW 28 - 2019
FormatVinyl - UKLP
 € 21,50 incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. Oba Mimo Olorun Ayo
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/bbe_494alp_afrotunes_best_of_juju_vol_ii/sf735669-01-01-01.mp3
  2. Ayo Igbala Ni Mofe
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/bbe_494alp_afrotunes_best_of_juju_vol_ii/sf735669-01-01-02.mp3
  3. Gbede Lonro Koko Lagbala
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/bbe_494alp_afrotunes_best_of_juju_vol_ii/sf735669-01-01-03.mp3
  4. Mrs Titilayo Martins
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/bbe_494alp_afrotunes_best_of_juju_vol_ii/sf735669-01-01-04.mp3
  5. Igbe Eiye Oloburo
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/bbe_494alp_afrotunes_best_of_juju_vol_ii/sf735669-01-02-01.mp3
  6. Jide Babalola & Bayo Babalola
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/bbe_494alp_afrotunes_best_of_juju_vol_ii/sf735669-01-02-02.mp3
  7. Soji Oyebade & Sola Kolawole
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/bbe_494alp_afrotunes_best_of_juju_vol_ii/sf735669-01-02-03.mp3
  8. Ile Aiye Ile Ese Ile Aiye Ogun
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/b/bbe_494alp_afrotunes_best_of_juju_vol_ii/sf735669-01-02-04.mp3

Description

On this rare pressing from Nigeria’s Tabansi label, reissued by BBE Music, we have the mystery man Ojo Balingo, juju music master.

Popularised all over the globe by King Sunny Ade in the 1980s, juju music had actually been around for decades before. Resembling highlife music in many ways, juju could be described as a more traditionally African form, mainly played by Yoruba people for Yoruba audiences.

Although the original sleeve artwork implies that this is a ‘various artists’ album, it’s pretty clear that it’s the same unnamed juju band throughout, performing two long tracks, one on each side. Side 1 calls forth more traditional juju sounds, whilst the darker Side 2 adds funk breaks galore. Psych-rock Hawaiian guitars, talking drums and political lyrics rub shoulders in this almost-unknown 70s juju rarity.

Ojo Balingo, in Yoruba, means ‘rain comes’, or ‘a breeze comes’. And so it does, with this never-before reissued obscure collectors’ vinyl from the vaults of Tabansi Records.

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